Thursday, May 27, 2010
Mizz B, Triumphant
Mizz B wants to make bookmarks so I suggested she weave them in Summer and Winter.
It just so happened that the Woolhouse Tools 24 shaft loom was set up with a 16 shaft point progression Summer and Winter warp so tonight she came over to test out the concept.
We'd done a theory lesson Tuesday night. She had done some research herself by reading an article on Summer and Winter at http://weavezine.com
Tonight she wove various Summer and Winter treadlings to see how they actually worked. Then she wove the word "Books" into the cloth. You can just see the S and part of the K. By 9 pm she'd done the whole word.
This was her first time using two shuttles, first time weaving with more than 4 shafts, first time weaving a weave structure other than twill or plain weave.
This is the 5th warp that she's woven on. Triumphant. Yes. Oh yes.
Currently reading Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett